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  • 03-25-2008, 04:25 AM
    TJ

    hmmm I don't think so...

    The CV joint itself allows for the changes in length. The joint is installed with loctite on the splines and there is no room for it to move in and out with the clip in place anyway. Must be the e28 is different from the early 6er or e12 style?
  • 03-25-2008, 01:51 AM
    Earlyshark

    Re: there was much swearing

    The CV's are held on with snap rings, the axles slide through the CV joints to make up for axle length changes as the car moves through its suspension. Maybe a hamfisted PO didn't have any mechanical applitude and assembled it wrong.
  • 03-25-2008, 01:43 AM
    Earlyshark

    Re: how much are they? CV as Porsche 930?

    I installed new CV joints on my friends 3.0CS about a year and half ago, CV joints were the same as Porsche 930. I found Chinese 930 CV joints for $30 or so each and he has had no trouble with them (he has a b35 and 5 speed in it) Use the old boots if they are still good, they are much better quality than any new ones. If they are barely making noise, you can reverse them (rotation) and they could run quiet for some time. The CV joints are probably outsourced, and the same company probably supplies to Porsche, Audi, BMW and VW. We ran 930 CV joints in our Rabbit race car. I don't know if early e28 and e12 based cars would use the same CV, my '77 630 has same CV'S as the 3.0CS.
  • 03-24-2008, 11:35 PM
    ROYinGA

    I'm sorry but I didn't find it so hard to do a

    boot replacement. Done it on a couple of cars. It's a dirty greasy mess but otherwise not a big deal. Make sure the allen bolt recess is cleaned out real good before you unbolt them so you won't bugger them.
  • 03-24-2008, 09:30 PM
    TJ

    there was much swearing

    To get the old dust covers off I had to cut a slit with the hack saw and then use a hammer+screwdriver to get under there and work the things loose. Then as soon as I got those off the joint pivoted too far and all the balls rolled out like Bentley says not to do. So I used a puller to get the joint off the shaft. If you keep the joint together while separating it from the shaft you'd be better off using a press.

    To get the new rubber boot over the fat part of the shaft I put a 30mm deep socket in there and hammered on it. It got stuck on the end of the shaft though so 32mm would be better I guess. Then I had to put the greasy balls back in their cage and that was tricky. The outside part has to go on a certain way relative to the inside.
  • 03-24-2008, 06:06 PM
    super_eurobeat

    are they easy to install

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    Modified B&M race shifter
    MOMO shorty shift knob
    Mtechnik1 steering wheel
    Mason Engineering strut tower bar
    Mason Engineering shock tower bar
    Mason Engineering front adjustable end links
    Mason Engineering X-brace
    Suspension Techniques adjustable 22/16 sway bars
    Energy Suspension sway bar bushings
    Ground Control coilover conversion
    Ground Control billet rear shock mounts
    520 front /750 rear spring rate-Eibach Race Springs
    Vorshlag camber plates
    Revalved Bilstein Sport shocks and struts
    Bridgestone Potenza G009 225/60/15 tires
  • 03-24-2008, 05:42 PM
    TJ

    Re: how much are they?

    at the dealer it's like $50 for a boot and $300 for a complete axle. I've found boot kits for $20 online, and '84-88 axles for $200, but no '82-83 axles
  • 03-24-2008, 02:37 PM
    gustov666

    Re: axles, cv boots

    could someone explain to me what an exhaust cam gear is?
  • 03-23-2008, 08:30 PM
    super_eurobeat

    how much are they?

    =============================
    Modified B&M race shifter
    MOMO shorty shift knob
    Mtechnik1 steering wheel
    Mason Engineering strut tower bar
    Mason Engineering shock tower bar
    Mason Engineering front adjustable end links
    Mason Engineering X-brace
    Suspension Techniques adjustable 22/16 sway bars
    Energy Suspension sway bar bushings
    Ground Control coilover conversion
    Ground Control billet rear shock mounts
    520 front /750 rear spring rate-Eibach Race Springs
    Vorshlag camber plates
    Revalved Bilstein Sport shocks and struts
    Bridgestone Potenza G009 225/60/15 tires
  • 03-23-2008, 07:38 PM
    TJ

    found some at bmp

  • 03-23-2008, 07:29 PM
    TJ

    axles, cv boots

    I can't find axles or boot kits for sale for early e28s except at the dealer (and they're expensive). Anyone know what the difference is between 82-83 and 84-88?

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